We the People was a widescreen 3D film planned in the early 1990s for the never-built Disney's America theme park. The film would have told the story of the immigrant experience to Ellis Island, from the perspective of The Muppets.
Faced with contention about difficult periods in American history, the company retooled the park concept as Disney's American Celebration. The attraction appears in this project's presentation as well, issued very shortly before the entire project was shelved. The other half of the structure was to be a non-Muppet ride.
Later, when a turn of the century Manhattan Motor Mania ride was proposed for Tokyo Disney Sea's American Waterfront area, the concept was briefly retooled, recycling the Muppets as immigrants motif, but was ultimately shelved in favor of The Tower of Terror.
- Episode 113, Disney Dish Podcast with Jim Hill